From the Tosh.0 blog…
Mashable reports that, once again, an AMBER Alert circulating on Twitter is fake.
"AMBER Alert Hoax" is still a hot trending topic on the site, and Twitter users are slowly coming to the realization that everyone who uses the micro-blogging site are either jerks or morons.
What's most disturbing is this recent fake-out is far from the first time something like this has happened. An article on About.com points to four previous examples of fake AMBER Alerts being spread on Twitter covering a variety of cities.
This newest hoax features a new license plate and new city, but the same results: outrage.
So what's the lesson we can learn from this story?
If you're planning on kidnapping a child, do it now! The best time for the wolf to attack the boy-who-cries-wolf is immediately after he cries wolf. It's Psychology 101, people!
Additionally, it's probably best if you get your AMBER Alerts though one of the many official channels via which AMBER Alerts spread instead of via Twitter.
Use common sense: If @badasskilla is tweeting the latest AMBER Alert and asking you to spread the news, you're probably safe to ignore him.
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